Tax Intern

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Intern

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

The ideal candidate is someone who is able to work full-time (32 - 40 hours per week) and has already determined they want a profession in tax or accounting, and is seeking hands-on experience that will allow them to develop skills relevant to a career in public accounting, private industry, or the public sector.  At the conclusion of the (9-12 month internship), the candidate will have a broad understanding of the different areas of Corporate Tax.


  • Assist in multiple disciplines of tax including income (US and International), sales/use, property and value-added tax

  • Assist the income tax team with US, state, local and non-US tax filings, as well as tax accounting calculations

  • Assist the transaction tax team with business registrations, compliance, month-end close reporting, and sales and use tax audit and product research

  • Assist the international VAT team with gathering and reconciling data for VAT reporting

  • Assist the information reporting team with ad hoc projects

  • Assist with tax audit as needed

  • Assist in special projects and ad hoc requests


  • Able to work full-time (32-40 hours per week) for 9-12 month period in our San Francisco office
  • Current student seeking a bachelor or masters degree in Accounting or Taxation
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team oriented
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.